Make the American Language Academy your first stop in your Brooklyn College career.

Our library’s extended hours fit your schedule.

Springtime at our lily pond.

American Language Academy

Since 1997, the Brooklyn College American Language Academy (ALA) has provided high-quality, intensive English language instruction to both domestic and international students. The Academy offers a variety of study options, the largest of which is a full-time, intensive program which serves as a pathway to degree programs at Brooklyn College.

The ALA will advance your English language skills and help you gain proficiency and confidence in your oral and written capabilities. We offer programs at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, with placement decided by a diagnostic examination prior to enrollment.

The skills that you will develop at the ALA will provide an extraordinary foundation for your personal, academic, and professional life, and we are committed to providing the highest caliber of education and the best experience you can have in learning English!